What we're looking for
Do you want to be able to say 'I helped bring the Corncrake back to Northern Ireland' Do you want to get experience in leading a team and organizing work parties? This is a great chance to really make a difference. The corncrake was once an iconic bird across Northern Ireland. People have fond memories of listening to its loud and distinctive crex-crex call on a summers evening. Sadly, over the last century their numbers have dropped dramatically and they are no longer a familiar sound of the countryside. The RSPB is working hard to turn the fortunes of this species around, but we need your help. We're creating large areas of corncrake cover on Rathlin Island in an effort to attract these enigmatic birds back to breed. This project involves digging up nettles rhizomes from pre arranged areas in Northern Ireland ready for them to be transported to Rathlin for replanting in late winter.